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Order of St Michael and St George medal

Bertie Gay was a curator at the museum for over 20 years and he bequeathed his medals, and medals awarded to his father, to the museum. This medal was awarded...

Order of the Redeemer medal

Bertie Gay was a curator at the museum for over 20 years and he bequeathed his medals, and medals awarded to his father, to the museum. This Order of the...

Miniature service medals

Bertie Gay was a curator at the museum for over 20 years and he bequeathed his medals to the museum. During the First World War he served with the Royal...

Sweet flag

This sweet flag specimen was collected at Cassington in Oxfordshire 13 June 1943. Turrill notes it was abundant in pools in an old gravel pit. Walt Whitman was an American poet....

Gerald Durrell – A Zoo In My Luggage

When I started volunteering at the museum Holly Morgenroth, RAMM’s Natural Sciences curator, took me into the ‘wet store’ at The Ark. This is the room where all the specimens preserved in some kind of fluid – usually alcohol or formalin – are stored. Most are starfish, reptiles, fish and amphibians. Many of the preservative […]

Collections review: hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are small, brilliantly coloured and capable of the most extraordinary hovering flight. Fuelled by sugar-rich nectar their high heart rate would kill almost any other animal. It seems that there is nothing else like them.   In fact, they are closely related to swifts and nightjars. Both are summer visitors here in Devon, but […]

Coco de mer

The sea coconut is the largest seed in the world. Once the seed has germinated the empty nut can float on the ocean. An old Greek name for it means...

Penny of William I

This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns...

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